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Why Parma? For history, for its cultural and food and wine fame, the evocative force of the most famous people, internationally known products. A privileged venue for work meetings, presentations and conferences.

Parma is the 2nd largest city in the Emilia-Romagna region and is famous for its delicious food products, heart of the Italian Food Valley; Parma has obtained UNESCO's recognition as “Creative City of Gastronomy”. Romanesque buildings, including the frescoed Parma Cathedral and the pink marble baptistry, adorn the city centre. Cradle of opera, birthplace of Giuseppe Verdi, Parma is also renown for the Teatro Regio, a 19th century opera house. Inside the imposing Palazzo della Pilotta, the Galleria Nazionale, displaying works by the 16th century painters Correggio and Canaletto, and the spectacular wooden theatre Teatro Farnese can be visited. The headquarters of the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) are located in Parma.

  • European Capital of Food, earth of the Food Valley (EVSA headquarters)

  • Parma, Italian Capital of Culture 2020-2021

  • Parma: Capital of Lyric Music (Verdi festival across September and October)

  • In the heart of Motor Valley (Dallara, Ducati, Ferrari, Lamborghini, Maserati, Pagani, …)


Parma and Bussetto from September 21 to October 20, 2024

The Festival Verdi is considered one of the premier opera music events in Italy and in the world, bringing together music lovers and opera music enthusiasts in Parma and Busseto, the homelands of Maestro Giuseppe Verdi, offering a memorable and enchanting experience.
See the complete programme below and enjoy even four performances in the same week.

Don’t miss the chance to witness the beauty of Verdi’s music live on stage!


Parma is located in Northern Italy, about 100 km from Milan and from Bologna, it is easily reachable by car, train or plane. If you choose to arrive: By car: Take Motorway A1 Milan-Bologna (exit Parma) and A15 Parma-La Spezia/Genoa (exit Parma Ovest) For info, please visit: By train: Most of trains travelling on the Milano-Bologna line stop in Parma, as well as those on Turin-Bologna and Genoa-Bologna lines. Rome and Florence are well connected thanks to highspeed trains in 3.30 hours (Rome) and 1.45 hour (Florence) arriving at Reggio Emilia AV Station. For info, please visit: and By plane: The International Airports near Parma (about one-hour distance) are Milan Malpensa Airport (180 Km), Milan Linate Airport (120 Km), Bologna Airport (90 Km), Bergamo (162 Km) and Verona (115 Km).

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